Mad Mackerel’s Best Covers Of 2013

Here are our favourite covers of the year. Marissa Nadler & Angel Olson – Frisco Depot (Original by Mickey Newbury) . Shearwater – Fucked Up Life (Original by the Baptist Generals) . Unknown Mortal Orchestra – (Sittin’ On) The Dock Of The Bay (Original by Otis Redding) . Betse Ellis – Straight To Hell (Original by The Clash) . Jessica Lea Mayfield – I’m In … Continue reading Mad Mackerel’s Best Covers Of 2013

Live Review: The Wilderness Festival (Day 3)

Day three and more sun, surely one the only sequences of three whole days without rain that we’ve had all summer. Despite 14,000 pairs of feet, the estate still looked rather fine and the spirit of village-green good naturedness was still at the forefront of everything. On the bandstand the Keston Cobblers’ Club provided the perfect soundtrack for the setting with a gorgeous set of … Continue reading Live Review: The Wilderness Festival (Day 3)

New Single From Benjamin Francis Leftwich

Benjamin Francis Leftwich has had a great year and his new single Shine‚ perfectly balances his subtle guitar with his soft and unique voice. With layered hand-claps combining with aching harmonies, this is three minutes of pure positive elegance, further proving that the excitement surrounding Ben as one of the most compelling new prospects of the year is justified. Have a listen. a Continue reading New Single From Benjamin Francis Leftwich

New Single from Benjamin Francis Leftwich

The delicate acoustics and honest lyrics of Benjamin Francis Leftwich are causing more than a few ears to prick up around the music world at the moment. Following acclaim for his two previous EPs (check our post on the Pictures EP here), the buzz is set to heighten with the release of the beautifully poetic and melancholy new single Box Of Stones – out on the … Continue reading New Single from Benjamin Francis Leftwich

Benjamin Francis Leftwich – New Single

It was Barry-Sean who was first to pick up on Pictures, the fragile and elegant new EP from Benjamin Francis Leftwich. It was released earlier this month through Dirty Hit. The EP melds a flair for delicate and beautiful songwriting as it glides from the deft finger-picking on the lead track into the refined elegance of Sophie. On See You Soon, Leftwich’s hope strewn lyrics … Continue reading Benjamin Francis Leftwich – New Single

Festive Round Up…Xmas songs, covers, and bits ‘n’ pieces

So ahead of our mammoth postings of end-of-year favourites: albums, tracks, covers, old songs heard for the first time in 2010 etc. etc. and posted by Mrs Mackerel, MM, Barry-Sean, Mr Popper, Dr Roddy, Polly Pocket et al here is a quick and dirty round-up of some of the new tunes, Christmas tunes, covers and other bits and pieces that have been doing the rounds. … Continue reading Festive Round Up…Xmas songs, covers, and bits ‘n’ pieces